As a person who enjoys knowing what I put ON as well as IN my body, I have no problem staying away from sodas. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that anything other than what comes from natural ingredients, shouldn’t be used in any form. Sadly a lot of people ingest things that are not very clear what they are made of and the consequence they will bring to their bodies.
Fortunately some of us read the ingredients on everything we pick up and Sarah Kavanagh, 15, from Hattiesburg, Miss. did just that before drinking a bottle of Gatorade and brominated vegetable oil, caught her eye. What is brominated vegetable oil? Well a quick Google search resulted in several articles reporting the truth about it, including neurological disorders and altered thyroid hormones, hence she disposed of the drink right away and start a petition on Change.org asking these companies to stop using this chemical substance in their drinks. Off course, I’d say that the easiest way would be not even buying these artificially made beverages. What happened to the good old lemonade stand?
Among several sodas containing this flame retardant chemical are: Mountain Dew by PepsiCo, Powerade, Fanta Orange and Fresca from Coca-Cola; and Squirt and Sunkist Peach Soda, made by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
Read the full New York Times article by Stephanie Strom, about the absurdity of laws and FDA.
Trust me, YOU WANNA KNOW!